Monday, January 31, 2011

Ivy League All-Bilo Team 2010

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QB-Sean Brackett, Columbia
RB-Nick Schwieger-Dartmouth
RB-Gino Gordon, Harvard
WR-Trey Peacock, Princeton
WR-Alexander Tounkara, Brown
TE-Chris Blohm, Yale
Best Offensive Line: Penn
DL-Charles Bay, Dartmouth
DL-Clayton McGrath, Brown
DL-Josue Ortiz, Harvard
DL-Brandon Copeland, Penn
LB-Alex Gross, Columbia
LB-John Olafsson, Princeton
LB-Jordan Haynes, Yale
DB-Emani fenton, Cornell
DB-Dan Minimide, Harvard
DB-Shawn Abuhoff, Dartmouth
DB-Collin Zych, Harvard
PK-Patrick Jacob, Princeton
P-Joe Cloud, Princeton
KR-Chris Smith, Yale
PR-Shawn Abuhoff, Dartmouth
QB-Billy Ragone, Penn
RB-Brandon Colavita, Penn
RB-Alex Thomas, Yale
WR-Andrew Kennedy, Columbia
WR-Michael Riley, Dartmouth
TE-Levi Richards, Harvard
2ND Best Offensive Line: Harvard
DL-Nick Hasselberg, Harvard
DL-Chuks Obi, Harvard
DL-Ben Popeck, Columbia
DL-Mike Catapano, Princeton
LB-Brandon Lainhart, Cornell
LB-Zach Imhoff, Cornell
LB-Andrew Serrano, Brown
DB-Andrew Starks, Princeton
DB-Dempsey Quinn, Cornell
DB-Adam Mehrer, Columbia
DB-Joey Casey, Dartmouth
PK-Alexander Norocea, Brown
P-Drew Alston, Cornell
KR-Mark Kachmer, Brown
PR-Gio Chritodoulou, Yale

Sunday, January 30, 2011

As the Carousel Spins...Update Edition

Michigan State
My source has confirmed that Mark Dantonio has named his new OC, and he has promoted from within as was originally thought. Offensive Line Coach Dan Roushar will be named the new OC within the next day or two, and you can expect a press conference tomorrow on campus. Roushar was formerly the OC at Northern Illinois, Illinois, and Butler, and also served on the staffs at Rhode Island, Ball State, and Cincinnati.
Rousar was a sought after commodity this off-season, and had drawn interest from at least three NFL teams for a variety of offensive staff positions. He has a career that spans 26 seasons in the college game.
Congrats to coach Roushar and to the Michigan State Spartans on this hire. It's a good one.

Paul Pasqualoni has moved on his OC as Miami Dolphins TE Coach George DeLeone has been hired, but there has been no move to hire the DC as of yet. Pasqualoni's hire does not have the full support of the booster or fan base in Storrs, so expect the leash to be tight. As Yahoo sports has reported, a high end booster has already threatened to remove his money from the school, which is considerable.

Northern Illinois
Dave Doeren moved on his DC job as he dipped into the D3 ranks to make the hire, as Jay Niemann, the Hardin-Simmons Co-DC is the new guy non the job. Doeren has a huge task at kjeeping the Huskies success rank on track, as NIU has been one of the most productive programs in the MAC over the last ten seasons.

San Diego State
Aztecs new HC Rocky Long has hired California Assistant Andy Ludwig as OC to replace Al Borges, who left with former HC Brady Hoke. Ludwig is a former college QB, and is a renowned offensive mind. Solid hire.

Ron Dickerson, Jr. is the new HC for the Bulldogs. If this name seems familiar, you may remember his father, Ron Dickerson, Sr. as he was the former HC at Temple. More news on this in the coming days.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Coming Next

There is still plenty of work to do in just wrapping up the 2010 season. I have begun announcing my FCS All-Bilo Conference Teams, and that will continue this week with Independents, the Ivy League, and the MEAC coming up next. The All-Bilo Teams by class will be coming up this week.
I will break down every coaching hire and fire this week as well, for both the FBS and FCS. Look for all of that info to be released in the later part of the week.
Expect Episode 2 of the "Ask the Professor's" series to be coming out on Tuesday or Wednesday. We'll be shooting for Episode 3 this week as well. There will be new writers joining the series as we go.
Also beginning soon will be my team by team wrapups for both the FBS and FCS teams.

Thanks for reading, and keep coming back as I should be posting new stories and info everyday for the next couple of weeks, starting on Tuesday.

Colonial Athletic Association All-Bilo Team 2010

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QB-Pat Devlin, Delaware
RB-Andrew Pierce, Delaware
RB-Jonathon Hernandez, UMass
WR-Norman White, Villanova
WR-Terrance Fox, New Hampshire
TE-Alex Gottlieb, William & Mary
Conference's Best Offensive Line: UMass
DL-Brian McNally, New Hampshire
DL-Martin Parker, Richmond
DL-Yaky Ibia, Towson
DL-Frank Beltre, Towson
LB-Joseph Harris, Rhode Island
LB-Matt Evans, New Hampshire
LB-Eric McBride, Richmond
DB-Anthony Walters, Delaware
DB-Tyler Holmes, UMass
DB-Jon Williams, James Madison
DB-Anthony Bratton, Delaware
PK-Wil Kamin, Richmond
P-Dominic Scarnecchia, Villanova
KR-Angelo Babbero, Villanova
PR-Justin Rogers, Richmond
QB-Chris Whitney, Villanova
RB-Jonathon Grimes, William & Mary
RB-John Griffin, UMass
WR-Terrence Fox, New Hampshire
WR-Nihja White, Delaware
TE-Derek Buttles, James Madison
2nd Best Offensive Line: Delaware
DL-Brian Thompson, William & Mary
DL-Corey Jackson, Richmond
DL-Marcus Hyde, William & Mary
DL-Michael Stover, William & Mary
LB-Matt Hanson, Rhode Island
LB-Dante Cook, William & Mary
LB-Mike Mele, UMass
DB-Jordan Dangerfield, Towson
DB-Max Prokell, Richmond
DB-Chris Edmond, Rhode Island
DB-Hugo Souza, New Hampshire
PK-Mike Perry, Delaware
P-David Miller, William & Mary
KR-Travis Hurd, Rhode Island
PR-BW Webb, William & Mary

Big South All-Bilo Team 2010

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QB-Mike Brown, Liberty
RB-Miguel Maysonet, Stony Brook
RB-Brock Jackolski, Stony Brook
WR-Chris Summers, Liberty
WR-James Perry III, Gardner-Webb
TE-David Duran, Coastal Carolina
Conference's Best Offensive Line: Liberty
DL-Preston Pemasa, Gardner-Webb
DL-Terry Adams, Liberty
DL-Kent Harper, Coastal Carolina
DL-Damiso Alexander, VMI
LB-AJ Gross, VMI
LB-Andrae Jacobs, Coastal Carolina
LB-Chris Patrick, Charleston Southern
DB-Dominique Davenport, Coastal Carolina
DB-Charles James, Charleston Southern
DB-Michael Rainey-Wiles, VMI
DB-Josh Norman, Coastal Carolina
PK-Matt Bevins, Liberty
P-Graham Purvis, Gardner-Webb
KR-Gerald Stevenson, Charleston Southern
PR-Michael Rainey-Wiles, VMI
QB-Michael Coulter, Stony Brook
RB-Eric O'Neal, Coastal Carolina
RB-Chaz Jones, VMI
WR-Gerald Stevenson, Charleston Southern
WR-BJ Hayes, Liberty
TE-Josh Miller, Gardner-Webb
2ND Best Offensive Line: Stony Brook
DL-Ryan Haber, Stony Brook
DL-Ben Brandt, VMI
DL-Joel Walton, Charleston Southern
DL-Josh Wine, VMI
LB-Kyle O'Donnell, Liberty
LB-Desmond Steward, Coastal Carolina
LB-Oluwadamilola Teniola, Gardner-Webb
DB-Bryce Nixon, Gardner-Webb
DB-Devonte Anderson, Stony Brook
DB-Jaurvonte Phipps, Charelston Southern
DB-Dominick Reyes, Stony Brook
PK-Wesley Skiffington, Stony Brook
P-Marc Ray, VMI
KR-Brock Jackolski, Stony Brook
PR-Niccolo Mastromatteo, Coastal Carolina

Big Sky All-Bilo Team 2010

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QB-Denarius, McGhee, Montana State
RB-Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington
RB-Zach Bauman, Northern Arizona
WR-Brandon Kaufman, Eastern Washington
WR-Joe Collins, Weber State
TE-Julius Thomas, Portland State
Conference's Best Offensive Line: Montana State

DL-Zach Nash, Sacramento State
DL-Carl Sommer, Portland State
DL-Dan Ogden, Montana State
DL-Renard Williams, Eastern Washington
LB-Caleb McSurdy, Montana
LB-JC Sherritt, Eastern Washington
LB-AJ Storms, Idaho State
DB-Erik Stoll, Montana
DB-Trumaine Johnson, Montana
DB-Jesse Hoffman, Eastern Washington
DB-Dante Calcote, Eastern Washington

PK-Chris Diniz, Sacramento State
P-David Harrington, Idaho State

KR-Bo Bolen, Weber State
PR-Tavoy Moore, Idaho State

QB-Bo Levi Mitchell, Eastern Washington
RB-Cory McCaffrey, Sacramento State
RB-Orenzo Davis, Montana State
WR-Jace Davis, Northern Colorado
WR-Julius Lloyd, Montana State
TE-Doug Steele, Northern Colorado
Second Best Offensive Line: Eastern Washington

DL-Nick Hernon, Northern Colorado
DL-Tyler Hobbs, Montana
DL-Kyle Rath, Northern Arizona
DL-Ryan Fetherston, Montana
LB-Basim Hudeen, Idaho State
LB-Jordan Tripp, Montana
LB-Nick Webb, Weber State
DB-Chris Holmesly, Idaho State
DB-Jordan Brown, Weber State
DB-Faron Creighton, Weber State
DB-Kyle Monson, Sacramento State

PK-Jason Cunningham, Montana State
P-Thomas Duyndam, Portland State

KR-Jesse Hoffman, Eastern Washington
PR-Peter Nguyen, Montana

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ask the Professors #1

     I have been promoting our new series for a couple of weeks now, and I am glad to announce that it begins tonight. I am proud to announce a team has been put together to take on questions and give you answers to hot button college football topics. This team, as I have told you, comes from all over the country and from different fields. Every one of the contributors to this report has been specially selected due to their strong abilities, knowledge base, and their outside of the box qualities. I sincerely hope that you enjoy this series, this group of new Professors that have kindly agreed to lend themselves to the Bilo Campus. This is just the beginning of what we hope will be a long friendship and alliance.
Let me introduce tonight's contributors.
     Our first contributor is Sean Baker. You may know him on Twitter as @nittanylines. Sean is a huge Penn State fan with ties to Ohio State, NC State, Penn State, and D3 power Mount Union.
His knowledge base is incredible, and he has been a driving force in the production of this piece.
     Our second contributor(s) are already a force in their own right. You know them as The Upset Blog. You will see a link to their incredible blog on our site in the next 24 hours in the right hand column of this blog. We are thrilled to be working with these guys. The Upset Blog is dedicated to college football and men's basketball in the West, primarily the non-AQs, mid-majors, have-nots, or whatever other acceptable moniker that describes the non-BCS conferences that doesn't offend you (people get up in arms about our word choice!). The site was created and is maintained by Zach Bloxham and Brett Hein, both graduating from Weber State University this year, Zach in Political Science, Brett in Communication. Join us in welcoming Zach and Brett to our site, and visit theirs often!
      The next of the Professors is Cory Hedin. You may follow him on Twitter as @Ute_Red_Zone. Awesome follow, and his depth of knowledge of Utah athletics and the Mountain West Conference. One of our favorite follows, as is everyone else in this group. Welcome Cory, and follow him on Twitter!
      Matt Chandik joins the group. Matt is a  writer for the Delaware County Daily Times covering high school sports, but his passion is all things Michigan football. Matt is a graduate of West Chester University, and is a strong up and comer in the sports journalism business.
     Kody Brannon's blog is known as Kody's Sports Korner. Kody has a strong following on Twitter as well. His passions in college ball include TCU, LSU, Texas, The Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. His bio is as follows: My name is Kody Brannon, and I am just a simple sports fan who has a passion for all sports, but an intense passion for college football. I have been writing a sports blog since 2007, and have been able to write and share my opinions with the world. Please feel free to check out http://kodyssportskorner/
     And then there is me, Scott Bilo, co-founder of the Bilo College Football Report. If you are just finding this site, welcome. I have a background in sports radio and TV that dates back 20 years. I left main stream media because, let's be real about it, it sucks. I like to say what I want, and I like to say it when I want to. You may not always agree, but I'll make you think about it. This blog is my free zone, and I'll give it to you as I see it, and I don't worry about who gets mad about it. I am not all about pissing people off, as I like to educate and entertain, and most of all, I like mixing it up with passionate fans all over America. Welcome and enjoy.
     Bilo Report co-founder Keith Harding is our research specialist. He and I have known each other for over 30 years, and he is an expert at analysis and research of all things football. Keith serves as the moderator for this series, and as such, he asks questions relevant to today's college football landscape.
     I welcome our first council of "Professors" to the site, and I look forward to working with each and every one of our contributors in the future.And as is always the case, please send all of your own questions to us here at and get the answers to all of your inquiries. Let the new era of college football coverage begin!!!

Question #1: Former Michigan QB Tate Forcier is unlikely to attend an FCS level school in 2011, and thus will sit out the 2011 season as a transfer, what's a good landing spot former the Wolverine starting QB?

The Upset Blog: San Diego State would be a great place for Forcier to go. It's probably the best weather destination on his transfer list, and he would get to play in an NFL stadium every week (okay, so they don't fill it or get even close, but the Aztec fan base is now slightly rejuvenated with a bowl win. Current SDSU QB is Ryan Lindley, who will be a senior in 2011. While Forcier sits out the mandated year, he can learn the new offense (with new OC Andy Ludwig) and study it with Lindley, who is a pretty talented QB. Forcier would also get at least one year with running back phenom Ronnie Hillman, who would then be a junior when Forcier steps in. Granted, Hoke and his recruiting are gone, so this isn't as much of a home-run as it otherwise would be (although the offensive talent like Vincent Brown and DeMarco Sampson weren't Hoke's recruits). But Rocky Long is a good coach. I'd go to San Diego State.

Cory Hedin: I think San Diego State is his best bet at this point. Ryan Lindley will be a Senior next year so it would give Forcier a full year to learn the offense and build a relationship with his teammates before competing for the starting role the following year. Tate is said to be considering transfering to an FCS school to avoid sitting out a year. Personally, I think that would be a mistake. While San Diego State is no Michigan, it is a program on the rise and he could make a name for himself there.

Matt Chandik: Whatever school can handle an average backup QB with an ego befitting an All-American. Forcier took a shot at new coach Brady Hoke and the UM administration on his way out the door, saying that Michigan gave up on him after he flunked out. Right, Tate. Common logic says that if Forcier is to indeed stay in the FBS ranks, it will be a school closer to his San Diego home. San Diego State would be a logical place for him, thus completing a several coaches for backup QB trade. It's a step down from the Big 10 but still FBS, it's close to home and it offers him a good chance to start after his transfer season expires and current Aztec QB Ryan Lindley graduates.

UCLA could be another option as well. The Bruins have a pair of sophomore quarterbacks that would be seniors when Forcier is eligible again in Richard Brehaut and Kevin Prince, but well, Brehaut's play was underwhelming last season and Prince simply isn't an FBS-caliber QB. As a redshirt sophomore, Forcier could take his chances with beating out the two and hopefully have better luck than his brother Chris had.
Wherever Tate goes, he isn't likely to make a positive impact on the program unless he becomes an entirely different player and person. As a true freshman, he dazzled Michigan fans with come-from-behind wins against Notre Dame and Indiana and racked up a solid 13:10 TD:INT ratio. However, injuries both to him and the rest of the team derailed a promising start to the season as the Wolverines finished 5-7. Additionally, it was evident that Forcier's ego ballooned out of control as the headlines began to pile up.
In the summer of 2010, Michigan defensive back Troy Woolfolk called Forcier out publicly for a lack of work ethic while fellow sophomore Denard Robinson was putting in hours and hours of extra work. The move paid off for Robinson, a sensational Floridian speedster who couldn't hit the broad side of the barn as a freshman, as he entered the Michigan record books from his first start on and capped it off with a Big 10 Offensive Player of the Year and Chicago Tribune Silver Football award.
While Robinson's dedication to the game is to be admired and saluted, a bigger question is how Forcier allowed a guy who completed a mere 45.2 percent of his passes as a freshman while posting a 2:4 TD:INT ratio to rocket past him in the quarterback derby. Robinson's running ability was never questioned, but it was clear as fans watched his improvement that he was willing to put in the work that Forcier never would. Robinson, while not perfect, improved dramatically as a passer as he completed 62.5 percent of his passes and threw for 18 touchdowns. Robinson would also rush for 1,702 yards and 14 touchdowns.
On the flip side, Forcier struggled most of the time he replaced a banged-up Robinson. He did the same things that caused him to lose his job. He carried the ball lazily, almost like a loaf of bread. He tried to improvise way too often instead of making the simple play. Forcier is a high-risk, medium-reward player with his current style and until he learns to make adjustments, he won't get better. Forcier has to compensate for his lack of size and arm strength with good accuracy and decision-making, much like a young Drew Brees did. The difference is that while Brees took chances, Forcier is simply reckless and doesn't think things through before acting upon them.
Maybe a move to a new school and a redshirt year will do Forcier some good. It better, because there's no way that he can be a successful starter with his current mix of a bad work ethic, enormous ego and mediocre physical skills. Forcier never developed physically as a collegiate player should due to the aforementioned lack of work ethic and never bothered to dedicate himself to his craft.
Good luck to whomever gets him, but he's a player that coaches should avoid.

Kody Brannon: I can't really pin point a spot for Forcier to land, but it wouldn't surprise me if he landed at a school that has a really solid QB need in 2012 and forward.

Sean Baker: While some believe all signs point to Tate Forcier going to his hometown San Diego State, I disagree. In fact, I don’t think he belongs in any of the BCS-affiliated programs
on his list.
Ryan Lindley isn’t impromptu and neither is the SDSU offensive scheme. Al Golden doesn’t need a bandage in 2012—he’s on the clock to get his own guy immediately once Jacory Harris bounces. Washington has Nick Montana (yes, son of that Montana) and Keith Price in the queue for next season. After starting a full year, neither of them will want to take a backseat for
a year-only experiment with Tate. Middle Tennessee State seems attractive for a team who thrived with Dwight Dasher, no? The problem still rests in Forcier having to forfeit a year of eligibility. What does running around on the Sun Belt Conference (or not) prove to scouts? Tate needs a program that can cater to his academic issues and, to some degree, build around him,
if that’s at all possible. He needs time to slip away from scrutiny, though, I still suspect his ego will place him with another lousy offensive line and fighting for his wings—or hype—again in summers to come.

Scott Bilo: There is no doubt that Forcier has the talent to win for someone, but at Michigan, it appears to be his own diva attitude that buried him. He has to learn that going to class is part of the game, and that is part of his attitude issue, as he is a guy used to having everything handed to him on a silver plate. Once Denard Robinson showed his worth, that plate was taken away.
Tate is a SoCal kid, so one does have to ponder San Diego State (his hometown) as a landing spot, but don't count out all FBS schools avoiding him like the plague, as with Tate comes the Forcier family, and they can be difficult. San Diego of the FCS could be a landing spot, but Tate's ego likely is to big for the campus. Rick Neuheisel could take a flyer at UCLA, but nobody seems to want to go there, and the staff is sold on incoming freshman Brett Hundley, who is already enrolled in school. Other possibilities could include Arizona State, Arizona, Northern Arizona, UNLV, and any number of Big Sky, Mountain West, or WAC locales. I still think that an FCS landing spot could be best for him.

Question #2: Current Tennessee Titans and former USC Trojan HB Stafon Johnson is suing the University over a September 2009 weightlifting accident, is there any merrit to this lawsuit?

The Upset Blog: I won't comment on the merit of his suit against USC as far as official legal merits go, but I will say that sometimes unfortunate things just happen. Maybe I don't know the full details of Stafon's lifting accident, but sometimes bad things happen and nobody involved could have done anything to stop it. Unless I'm missing facts about what happened, I'm not sure there was any negligence on USC's part.

Cory Hedin: NO! All athletes (college, professional or weekend warrior average Joes like myself) understand that there is an inherent risk in any kind of athletic endeavor. Should every college athlete who sustains an injury of any kind be able to file suit against their University over the injury. No! The only way this lawsuit would be justified would be if it were to come out that somehow USC was somehow forcing its players into workout regimens that would be deemed excessive, unhealthy and potentially dangerous by a medical professional. Unless that is the case, this lawsuit should be thrown out before it can give the judge a serious paper cut, after which the judge may be entitled (at least in my mind) to file a lawsuit against Johnson for exposing him to unjustified risk.

Matt Chandik: Yes, there is. USC is responsible for whomever is in the weight room. The weight room belongs to USC and the supervising coaches are paid by USC, so it's natural that Johnson would blame the Trojans. While it's tough to say for certain who was at fault in the actual slipping of the bar, it is still USC's responsibility to look out for Johnson's personal safety and health.

Kody Brannon: I don't think there is any merit to the lawsuit since it is taken into account they have to ensure they do everything to protect themselves. It was an accident that wouldn't be prevented whether or not he had the entire strength and conditioning staff standing over him. It was a freak accident, plain and simple.

Sean Baker: First and foremost, I felt extreme pity for Stafon Johnson following his weightlifting injury. He was a stud back at USC who ran with a chip on his shoulder every time he got in (behind Joe McKnight, mind you).
The whole incident was sad. Nevertheless, like most people who sue a year or more after an incident in which they were allegedly hurt, Stafon is currently in a long-term financial pickle.
Albeit young, his pro career outlook is mostly cloudy; injuries unrelated to the barbell accident only mounted in his first season in Tennessee. At this point, with no promise of making it to spring camp, it seems fitting that Johnson would suddenly deem the weight room mishap a negligent foul.
He needs an financial insurance policy, does he not? For over a year we’ve been told that the tragedy was an accident on Johnson’s part; not a single player or coach has echoed Stafon’s new story. This is Stafon Johnson wanting to cash up to the court to determine if Johnson’s now-changed story is worth the undisclosed amount of money he’s after. I think not.
Did the freak accident hurt his draft stock? Of course. But Johnson was never the No. 1 back at USC (McKnight was), and, if he had forced the issue, could have received
another year eligibility for medical hardship. Had Stafon tried to return to USC in 2010,
his draft stock would most likely have been greater than it was when he departed last
year. There’s nothing lower than undrafted status, which is what Johnson was.
At the end of the day, I think Stafon receives something from his alma mater. Alas, it’ll

Scott Bilo: I hate suits like this. It just screams greedy to me, as I am sure it will be to most folks on the street. First of all, the accident was his fault, and he is on record as having said so. He walked into the weight room as an adult, and he knew what he was doing. Here is a young man who had a tragic accident, and he cannot come to terms with the fact that he will never make NFL millions, and will likely be on the waiver wire shortly and begging for a shot at a job in the UFL or the CFL come April. He needs money, and USC is a nice, fat target for him to go after to make his fortune. USC would be foolish to even attempt to settle out of court, as they did nothing wrong here. As a judge, I would be tempted to toss this case out of my courtroom.

Question #3: Former Michigan Wolverine Head Coach Rich Rodriguez has signed with the CBS College Sports Network as guest analyst for national signing day. Will he be a Head Coach on the FBS level in the near future or join his numerous former coaching colleagues and join Broadcasting ranks full time?

The Upset Blog: Despite what happened at Michigan, Rich Rod should be able to land a job in FBS soon. It kind of felt like he would never be successful at Michigan, like he was set up to fail. Michigan's problem was that their defense was terrible, but Rich Rod is an offensive coach (as in, he coaches the offense. LOL.). But his offenses have always performed. He always seems to snag the right QB to run his offense. At Tulane, it was Shaun King. West Virginia was Pat White, of course. And Nard-Dog Robinson was the ideal spread QB. Because of this, I think schools will be willing to hire Rodriguez. Whether or not he is successful will depend on if he can employ a good defensive coordinator, and with that coordinator, recruit solid defensive talent. He is proven on the other side of the ball.

Cory Hedin: Rich Rodriguez will most definately be coaching again in the near future. The question is when. My guess is that he may take a year off unless he receives a really good offer during the off-season. However, being that most of the premier jobs vacancies seem to have already been filled this year, my guess is that his name will be a hot one come next off-season. After his disappointing career at Michigan, I doubt he would get an offer to coach a premier program again right off the bat. However, if anyone can ever lure Chris Peterson or Gary Patterson away from their respective schools, they might be anxious to bring a seasoned coach like Rodriguez on board to help keep their programs going.

Matt Chandik: With the amount of teams moving to or currently using a spread offense, it's almost inconceivable that Rodriguez would not be a head coach again. Some down-on-its-luck school will offer him a job and he'll take it. He's probably going to sit out 2011 and collect more money from Michigan that he doesn't deserve, but he should land at an FBS school in time for the 2012 season.

If an elite school decides that Rodriguez deserves a head coaching job, point at that university and laugh uncontrollably. Fortunately for Rodriguez, he should be able to land a job in a conference like the Big East, WAC or MAC. For Rodriguez to experience the success that he had at West Virginia instead of the disaster that he created at Michigan, a few things will be vital. First of all, he must not be allowed to hire a defensive coordinator in any fashion, shape or form and must not be allowed to even “suggest” things like the 3-3-5 defense, dropping multiple defenders into the same zone or hiring Tony Gibson as a coach.
Furthermore, Rodriguez must learn to make in-game adjustments. There were several instances where Michigan competed with teams for a quarter or two only to be ripped apart in the second half. Rodriguez holds the mentality that because he doesn't make changes, no one else does. That's not how it works. A wide receiver screen on 3rd and 20 is still unacceptable. A handoff up the middle to a 5'6”, 160-pound running back is still a terrible idea. A handoff on first down 95 percent of the time is not a good thing. More importantly, Rodriguez must overhaul his offensive strategy. While it sounds good in theory to have a lot of speed on the field, having multiple 5'8” running backs and slot receivers who fumble if the defenders breath on them isn't going to cut it. Rodriguez would be wise to hire an offensive coordinator who can go with multiple looks.
In conclusion, Rodriguez will be back and making more money than he should. His teams' offensive success is well-known, but it will ultimately be his next defensive move that determines his future success.

Sean Baker: I’m interested in watching how Rich Rodriguez does on the CBS College Sports Network on signing day, and I think he’ll be fine. He’s too compassionate not to be a good television personality.
I expect the broadcasting gig to be short lived though. Unless the stars align perfectly
via some off-the-wall firing or late retirement, Rich Rod won’t be roaming any FBS
sidelines in 2011. But he’ll be back. Being an analyst is just a interim job for a lot of
these guys (yes, even Mike Leach—he’ll get a job... one day), and the same holds true
for Rich. He has good years ahead of him still.
As much as I picked on the guy, I felt Rich deserved a 4th year at Michigan. It would
have been a team of mostly his own recruits, yes, but also a team with 20 returning
starters (Denard Robinson included)—most of any team in the Big Ten. It’s too bad
Rich never had the opportunity to coach in Ann Arbor with a mostly-veteran squad.

Scott Bilo: If you have been reading this site for a while now, you know that I was no fan of the firing of Rich Rodriguez. My stance has softened somewhat with the hiring of one of my favorite coaches in the game in Brady Hoke. That being said, I would hire Rodriguez in a minute. He was never going to succeed at Michigan with an administration, boosters, and fans that derided him from day one. It was a marriage made to fail along the lines of Charlie Sheen and Denise Richards. Rodriguez did the unspeakable, which was he attempted to remake Michigan in his own image. Blasphemous.
Rodriguez can coach, and Michigan would have gotten there if he had been allowed to complete his work, but alas, he was not a Michigan man, and never was a good fit for the Wolverine culture. Rodriguez will be entertaining on signing day, as he is nothing if he is not fun to listen to at times.
He will coach again, and that will come in 2012. Whoever hires him has to let him roll his way. People attack his lack of defense at Michigan, but he had some good ones at West Virginia. His offense has been emulated in many places around the country, and it can work. Let's not forget that this dude went 12-0 at freaking Tulane with a midget QB named Shaun King. Hell, I'd fire Rick Neuheisel right now if it meant hiring Rodriguez at UCLA.

And this concludes this first episode of "Ask the Professors". I hope that you all enjoyed it. There are still more contributors being added, so watch for growth of this segment. A HUGE thanks to all who worked so hard to this piece!!! Until next time...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Coming Tomorrow

Please tune in tomorrow night, as we unleash a team of writers on all of you to answer hot topic questions in college football. Our "Pop Quiz/Ask the Professors" series launches tomorrow, and we have one hell of a team assembled to answer questions on some of the hottest button queries in college football. Stay tuned for a list of contributers...
Join us tomorrow night, as a new era begins at the Bilo College Football Report.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

WAC Takes a Breath

     WIth the Mountain West Conference announcing today that they are not expanding any farther, the Western Athletic Conference can take a huge sigh of relief. It had been reported in the last couple of days that the MWC was considering the addition of Utah State and San Jose State. That news had folks squirming in WAC country, as the MWC has already pilaged the top tier talent out of the league. Boise State, Fresno State, Hawaii, and Nevada have all announced their departure to join the MWC.
     The potential move of Utah State and San Jose State was a move that was bad for all involved. First of all, it was bad for the WAC, because after having lost the above mentioned schools, the best talent in the conference had already bolted. The replacements for those schools were Texas State and Texas-San Antonio, but that still leaves the WAC with only 7 members in 2012. The loss of USU and SJSU would have left them with 5 members and a non-viable long term league.
     The move was bad for the the MWC, as the addition of USU and SJSU would have been a weight at the bottom of the league. There has been very little success between these two clubs in the last few decades, and they would have taken away from the top of a conference that despite the addition of the 4 best programs in the WAC, they lose their 3 best programs in TCU, Utah, and BYU. That leaves Boise State as the premier member in a league that looks quite similar to the one that they just left.
     Right now, Boise State fans are reasonably upset that their lot did not improve as much as it should have. Boise was understandably excited about the long term ramifications of joining a league that would have also included top flight talent in TCU and Utah, a historical champion in BYU, and up and coming programs in Nevada, Air Force, and San Diego State. That collection of members would have without doubt made the MWC one of the best leagues top to bottom in America today. It's no longer as attractive to the BCS, which was Boise's primary reason for leaving the WAC. Some could consider this a worst case scenario.
     I would say to Boise fan, don't stress about it. This is a short term dilemma, as there is more conference shuffling headed in your general direction. There will likely be a time, where the PAC-12 comes calling, or the Big 12. With continued successes, a more attractive dance partner is sure to arrive, with big money and and a nice, hefty TV deal in tow. It's a guarantee.

UConn's Lament

     What do you do if you are UConn, and one of your primary donors gets angry and demands his $3 million back, plus wants his name taken off of the new football practice complex that was just recently built? Matt Hinton, AKA Doctor Saturday, has posted an interesting piece about just that scenaro. See the link below...;_ylt=AtIrE2nlFBD46zRv9eM31vE5nYcB?urn=ncaaf-312136

     Reactions on the story that was written by Hinton vary from anger to support for Robert G. Burton, who wants his money and his name removed from the football program because according to Hinton, he was never asked his opinion over the hiring of Paul Pasquoloni as football coach.
     This is a common issue at every university, as big money donors eventually buy a piece of the program and the scool. Everyone knows that Oklahoma State is basically owned by T. Boone Pickens. He has say over just about everything at OSU.
     Does a big money donor have the right to be kept in the loop when it comes to decision making processes in the department that they donate to? My take on it is yes they do. We're not talking about bake sale purchases and candy bar fund raisers here. These people drop millions to get a piece of the action. These are heavy hitters, the types that pay for stadium and facility upgrades, which build bigger programs, which attract new recruits, and let's be honest, more students in general.
     Something that we often forget about is the fact that big sports brings big student body. Kids love going to a school that has a big name in college sports, even if they are not athletes. There's nothing cooler than a kid spending 3 nights in a tent to get the best seat in the house, just to be able to say that he did it at a place like Alabama, Oklahoma, Ohio State, or even South Carolina. That big shiny stadium or basketball arena on campus is like a bright light to insects, it draws them in. Those cool looking facilities draw kids to the business schools, the science labs, and the academic auditoriums all over America. So when you think that the big money donors are buying a piece of the school and paying for influence, they are. But the school gets just as much out of it as they do in the end.
     At the end of the day, big cash donors are like your liver or your heart. You can't live without them, and if you don't take care of them, they'll stick it to you. As long as violations are not being had when it comes to the buying of players, and it's a simple case of access to the program and true altruism, than it's ok by me. Just don't cross the line.

The Upset: Boise State and the new MWAC

Check out the link to this article below on The Upset. Great blog, and as a clue to what I spoke of yesterday, someone that we'll be working with very soon. Enjoy.

The Upset: Boise State and the new MWAC: "With the reports of Utah State and San Jose State's imminent promotion to the Mountain West Conference, many Boise State fans are noticeably..."

Monday, January 24, 2011

Independents All-Bilo Team 2010

QB-Ricky Dobbs, Navy
RB-Jared Hassin, Army
RB-Alexander Teich, Navy
WR-Greg Jones, Navy
WR-Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
TE-Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame
OL-Jeff Batipagglia, Navy
OL-Matt Molloy, Navy
OL-Zach Peterson, Army
OL-Seth Reed, Army
OL-Chris Stewart, Notre Dame
PK-David Ruffer, Notre Dame

DL-Josh McNary, Army
DL-Jabaree Tuani, Navy
DL-Billy Yarborough, Navy
DL-Mike Gann, Army
LB-Tyler Simmons, Navy
LB-Manti Te'o, Notre Dame
LB-Stephen Anderson, Army
DB-Donovan Travis, Army
DB-Richard King, Army
DB-Darrin Walls, Notre Dame
DB-Harrison Smith, Notre Dame
P-Jonathon Bulls, Army

KR-Bennett Jackson, Notre Dame
PR-Joshua Jackson, Army

Note: Due to there only being three schools to play Independent football in 2010, I will only be naming a 1st team for this post.

Pop Quiz #1

Now that Norm Chow as officially been named as the OC for the Utah Utes, how well he get along with Utes Head Coach Kyle Whittingham after having well known falling out's with Pete Carroll at USC, Jeff Fisher at the Titans, and Rick Neuheisel at UCLA?

     That all depends on the situation that Chow encounters at Utah. It's always his ego that gets in the way, and such was the case with UCLA. It was so apparent in fact, that during Neuheisel's presser the other day, he maintained that everyone had to check their ego at the door. If that's not ashot at Chow, I don't know what is.
     What Chow has to realize is that he is living on past reputation now. He has not developed a decent QB in a long time (Matt Leinert) and it's been even longer since he developed a QB that had great success over time (Philip Rivers). Chow also has issues when he is asked to coach a kid that he does not approve of, which is what has stunted the development of Richard Brehaut with the Bruins (Chow preferred Kevin Prince, and cried like a baby when he was forced by Neuheisel and an eventual season ending injury to Prince to finally have to coach Brehaut).
     Whittingham has serious talent at Utah, and Chow has a first rate protege in Jordan Wynn, but Wynn has got to remain healthy, which he never was in 2010. If Chow locks onto Wynn, and something happens to him, you may see a collapse in productivity, and Utah fans will be stuck wondering why they even bothered.
     One other thing to remember is that Chow is bitter that he was never offered a head coaching job. He is now 64, and his chance is gone, and he seems to carry a grudge about it, and always thinks that he is better than his boss (Carroll, Fisher, Neuheisel). The only real saving grace is that he seems genuinely happy to get back to Utah.

UCLA Head Coach Rick Neuheisel just named former 49ers OC Mike Johnson as the new Bruins OC and the DC position yet to be filled, and with national signing day fast approaching, how will this effect the Briuns recruiting class?

     The Bruins recruiting class has actually picked up a bit, but as of a week ago, only 8 kids had signed with Neuheisel, with only one of them being a 5 star (QB Bret Hundley was a late elevation to 5 star). The Bruins have picked up a solid commitment from Steve Manfro of Valencia (my nephew had the displeasure of playing against him in the Foothill League this season) and things are starting to work themselves out. They still have a ton of catching up to do.
     Randy Shannon is the likely new hire at DC for the Bruins, but my question is Neuheisel hiring his eventual replacement? Neuheisel has to get the Bruins to a major bowl in 2011. A simple bowl trip will not do. That is what will effect recruiting. The low number of signings tell me one thing. First of all, the Bruins are young and don't have a ton of holes to fill, and second of all, kids are not convinced that this staff will be around very long.
     At the Army All Star game in San Antonio last month, every kid there that was on UCLA's radar turned down the Bruins at the last minute. Manfro was a steal, but the Bruins will have to steal many more big play guys in the 11th hour, and if there is even a hint that the administration doesn't believe in Neuheisel, than they will certainly go elsewhere.

Speculation surrounding Texas A&M is that they are once again going to leave the Big 12 for the SEC. If they do leave, what will it mean to the future of the Big 12 Conference?

     The question assumes that the Big 12 has a future at all. It is still general opinion that this conference has a 5 year window of life left to it, and some people are hedging the bet at less time than that. Dan Beebe didn't fix the problems here, he simply put a band-aide on it.
     Texas A&M was just days away from ditching the conference for the SEC last summer. Pressure from the Texas legislature kept the Aggies in line with Texas, but there are issues up the ass in regards to the Texas-Texas A&M relationship. With Texas now signing their TV megadeal with ESPN to host their own network, you know that blood will boil over it, and brand new rifts are going to split in the delicate framework that was created to save the league. I am guessing that if the Big 10 came back around for Missouri tomorrow, the Tigers would jump ship. If the SEC keeps making big offers to lure the Aggies, how long will it be before the Aggies tell even the state legislature to stick it? It wouldn't take much.
     The Big 12 is facing the inevitable rift that will shatter the conference to the foundation, and that foundation isn't very strong to begin with. Sit tight, because the latest round of conference shifts is just the beginning.

WAC All-Bilo Team 2010

QB-Kellen Moore, Boise State
RB-Vai Taua, Nevada
RB-Alex Green, Hawaii
WR-Greg Salas, Hawaii
WR-Kealoha Pilares, Hawaii
TE-Kyle Nelson, New Mexico State
OL-Joe Bernardi, Fresno State
OL-Andrew Jackson, Fresno State
OL-John Bender, Nevada
OL-Rob McGill, Louisiana Tech
OL-Laupepa Letuli, Hawaii
PK-Tyler Stampler, New Mexico State

DL-Logan Harrell, Fresno State
DL-Chris Carter, Fresno State
DL-Dontay Moch, Nevada
DL-Aaron Lavarius, Idaho
LB-Bobby Wagner, Utah State
LB-Keith Smith, San Jose State
LB-Corey Parades, Hawaii
DB-Donyae Coleman, New Mexico State
DB-Mana Silva, Hawaii
DB-Josh Victorian, Louisiana Tech
DB-Curtis Marsh, Utah State
P-Bobby Cowan, Idaho

KR-Kerwynn Williams, Utah State
PR-Taveon Rogers, New Mexico State

QB-Bryant Moniz, Hawaii
RB-Doug Martin, Boise State
RB-Lennon Creer, Louisiana Tech
WR-Titus Young, Boise State
WR-Austin Pettis, Boise State
TE-Virgil Green, Nevada
OL-Kenny Wiggins, Fresno State
OL-Ailao Eliapo, San Jose State
OL-Nate Potter, Boise State
OL-Thomas Byrd, Boise State
OL-Will Lawrence, Boise State
PK-Scott Enos, Hawaii

DL-Matt Broha, Louisiana Tech
DL-Kamlu Umu, Hawaii
DL-Brett Roy, Nevada
DL-Tyrone Crawford, Boise State
LB-Jay Dudley, Louisiana Tech
LB-Robert Siavii, Idaho
LB-Kyle Gallagher, Utah State
DB-Isaiah Frey, Nevada
DB-Phillip Thomas, Fresno State
DB-Peyton Thompson, San Jose State
DB-Jeramy Bryant, Hawaii
P-Harrison Waid, San Jose State

KR-Taveon Rogers, New Mexico State
PR-Chris Potter, Boise State

Sun Belt All-Bilo Team 2010

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QB- Corey Robinson, Troy
RB-Bobby Rainey, Western Kentucky
RB-Lance Dunbar, North Texas
WR-Jerrel Jernigan, Troy
WR-Lester Jean, Florida Atlantic
TE-Ladarius Green, Louisiana-Lafayette
OL-Brad Serini, Florida International
OL-Derek Newton, Arkansas State
OL-Mark Fisher, Middle Tennessee
OL-Tyler Clark, Troy
OL-Esteban Santiago, North Texas
PK-Zach Olen, North Texas

DL-Jonathon Massaquoi, Troy
DL-Jamari Lattimore, Middle Tennessee
DL-Mario Addison, Troy
DL-Tourek Williams, Florida International
LB-Craig Robertson, North Texas
LB-Michael Lockley, Florida Atlantic
LB-Thomas Majors, Western Kentucky
DB-Jonathon Cyprien, Florida International
DB-Jeremy Kellem, Middle Tennessee
DB-Orkeys Auriene, Louisiana-Lafayette
DB-Darron Edwards, Arkansas State
P-Mickey Groody, Florida Atlantic
KR-Brelan Chancellor, North Texas
PR-Jerrel Jernigan, Troy

QB-Ryan Aplin, Arkansas State
RB-Darriet Perry, Florida International
RB-Phillip Tanner, Middle Tennessee
WR-Dwayne Frampton, Arkansas State
WR-TY Hilton, Florida International
TE-Rob Houselr, Florida Atlantic
OL-Ian Burks, Louisiana-Lafayette
OL-James Brown, Troy
OL-Alex Stewart, Middle Tennessee
OL-Jonathon Decoster, Louisiana-Lafayette
OL-Kelvin Drake, North Texas
PK-Jack Griffin, Florida International

DL-Ken Dorsey, Louisiana-Monroe
DL-Jarrett Crittenton, Middle Tennessee
DL-Quanteras Smith, Western Kentucky
DL-Bryan Hall, Arkansas State
LB-Malik Eugene, Florida Atlantic
LB-Javon McKinnon, Arkansas State
LB-Xavier Lamb, Troy
DB-Marcus Bartels, Florida Atlantic
DB-Rod Issac, Middle Tennessee
DB-Alex Ibe, Louisiana-Monroe
DB-Robert Nelson, Louisiana-Monroe
P-Josh Davis, Middle Tennessee

KR-TY Hilton, Florida International
PR-Eric Russell, Middle Tennessee

SEC All-Bilo Team 2010

QB-Ryan Mallett, Arkansas
RB-Marcus Lattimore, South Carolina
RB-Knile Davis, Arkansas
WR-Alshon Jeffery, South Carolina
WR-Julio Jones, Alabama
TE-DJ Williams, Arkansas
OL-JC Brignone, Mississippi State
OL-Mike Pouncey, Florida
OL-Clint Boling, Georgia
OL-Derek Sherrod, Mississippi State
OL-DeMarcus Love, Arkansas
PK-Bryson Rose, Ole Miss

DL-Nick Fairley, Auburn
DL-Drake Nevis, LSU
DL-Devin Taylor, South Carolina
DL-Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
LB-Danny Trevathan, Kentucky
LB-Akeem Dent, Georgia
LB-Justin Houston, Georgia
DB-Ahmad Black, Florida
DB-Robert Lester, Alabama
DB-Casey Hayward, Vanderbilt
DB-CJ Mosley, Alabama
P-Tyler Campbell, Ole Miss

KR-Demond Washington, Auburn
PR-Patrick Peterson, LSU

QB-Greg McElroy, Alabama
RB-Vick Ballard, Mississippi State
RB-Stevan Ridley, LSU
WR-Randall Cobb, Kentucky
WR-Chris Matthews, Kentucky
TE-Luke Stocker, Tennessee
OL-Joseph Barksdale, LSU
OL-Marcus Gilbert, Florida
OL-Lee Ziemba, Auburn
OL-Carl Johnson, Florida
OL-Ryan Pugh, Auburn
PK-Blair Walsh, Georgia

DL-Antoine Carter, Auburn
DL-Malik Jackson, Tennessee
DL-Marcell Dareus, Alabama
DL-Pernell McPhee, Mississippi State
LB-Kelvin Sheppard, LSU
LB-Chris White, Mississippi State
LB-Nick Reveiz, Tennessee
DB-Winston Guy, Kentucky
DB-Sean Richardson, Vanderbilt
DB-Morris Claiborne, LSU
DB-Janzen Jenkins, Tennessee
P-Chaz Henry, Florida

KR-Andre DeBose, Florida
PR-Joe Adams, Arkansas

PAC-10 All-Bilo Team 2010


QB-Andrew Luck, Stanford
RB-LaMichael James, Oregon
RB-Stepfan Taylor, Stanford
WR-Juron Criner, Arizona
WR-Jeff Maehl, Oregon
TE-Cody Fleener, Stanford
OL-Kristofer O'Dowd, USC
OL-Andrew Phillips, Stanford
OL-Chase Beeler, Stanford
OL-Butch Davis, USC
OL-Tyron Smith, USC
PK-Nate Whitaker, Stanford

DL-Ricky Elmore, Arizona
DL-Brandon Bair, Oregon
DL-Kenny Rowe, Oregon
DL-Cameron Jordan California
LB-Mason Foster, Washington
LB-Victor Aiewa, Washington
LB-Nate Williams, Washington
DB-Cliff Harris, Oregon
DB-John Boyett, Oregon
DB-Robert Golden, Arizona
DB-Richard Sherman, Stanford
P-Jeff Locke, UCLA

KR-Robert Woods, USC
PR-Cliff Harris, Oregon

QB-Darron Thomas, Oregon
RB-Chris Polk, Washington
RB-Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State
WR-Jermaine Kearse, Washington
WR-Marquess Wilson, Washington State
TE-Joe Halahuni, Oregon State
OL-Derek Hall, Stanford
OL-Adam Grant, Arizona
OL-Darius Savage, UCLA
OL-CE Kaiser, Oregon
OL-Alex Linnenkohl, Oregon State
PK-Rob Beard, Oregon

DL-Junior Onyeali, Arizona State
DL-Justin Washington, Arizona
DL-Brennan Olander, Oregon State
DL-Stephen Paea, Oregon State
LB-Mychal Kendricks, California
LB-Paul Vassallo, Arizona
LB-Mike Mohammed, California
DB-Tony Dye, UCLA
DB-Nate Fellner, Washington
DB-Joseph Perkins, Arizona
DB-Delano Howell, Stanford
P-Reid Forrest, Washington State

KR-Travis Cobb, Arizona
PR-Ronald Johnson, USC

Mountain West All-Bilo Team 2010

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QB-Andy Dalton, TCU
RB-Ronnie Hillman, San Diego State
RB-Ed Wesley, TCU
WR-Vincent Brown, San Diego State
WR-DeMarco Sampson, San Diego State
TE-Lucas Reed, New Mexico
OL-Jake Kirkpatrick, TCU
OL-Caleb Schlauderaff, Utah
OL-Marcus Cannon, TCU
OL-Matt Murphy, UNLV
OL-Matt Reynolds, BYU
PK-Ross Evans, TCU

DL-Wayne Daniels, TCU
DL-Josh Biezuns, Wyoming
DL-Vic So'oto, BYU
DL-Rick Ricketts, Air Force
LB-Miles Burris, San Diego State
LB-Mychal Sisson, Colorado State
LB-Carmen Messina, New Mexico
DB-Andrew Rich, BYU
DB-Chris Prosisnski, Wyoming
DB-Will Chandler, UNLV
DB-Leon McFadden, San Diego State
P-Brian Stahovich, San Diego State

KR-Marcus Sullivan, UNLV
PR-Shaky Smithson, Utah

QB-Ryan Lindley, San Diego State
RB-Asher Clark, Air Force
RB-Alvester Alexander, Wyoming
WR-Jeremy Kurley, TCU
WR-Phillip Payne, UNLV
TE-Gavin Escobar, San Diego State
OL-John Gianninoto, UNLV
OL-Trask Iosefa, San Diego State
OL-Zane Taylor, Utah
OL-Jason Speredon, BYU
OL-Paul Madson, Colorado State
PK-Mitch Payne, BYU

DL-Ernie Lawson, San Diego State
DL-Guy Miller, Colorado State
DL-Christian Cox, Utah
LB-Chaz Walker, Utah
LB-Tanner Brock, TCU
LB-Ricky Brewer, Colorado State
DB-Leon McFadden, San Diego State
DB-Reggie Rembert, Air Force
DB-Tashaun Gibson, Wyoming
DB-Jose Perez, San Diego State
P-Pete Kantodiakos, Colorado State

KR-Emmanuel McPhearson, New Mexico
PR-Tony Drake, Colorado State

MAC All-Bilo Team 2010


QB-Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois
RB-Chad Spann, Northern Illinois
RB-Adonis Thomas, Toledo
WR-Eric Page, Toledo
WR-Jordan White, Western Michigan
TE-Ben Thayer, Eastern Michigan
OL-Kevin Kowalski, Toledo
OL-Colin Miller, Central Michigan
OL-Darius Morris, Temple
OL-Colin Madison, Temple
OL-Joe Flading, Ohio
PK-Ian McGarvey, Ball State

DL-Muhammed Wilkerson, Temple
DL-Roosevelt Nix, Kent State
DL-Jake Coffman, Northern Illinois
DL-Stafoord Gatling, Ohio
LB-Archie Donald, Toledo
LB-Dan Molls, Toledo
LB-Dwayne Woods, Bowling Green
DB-Davonte Shannon, Buffalo
DB-Evan Harris, Miami (Ohio)
DB-DJ Brown, Miami (Ohio)
DB-Chris Smith, Northern Illinois
P-Matt Whinehart, Kent State

KR-Eric Page, Toledo
PR-Eugene Cooper, Bowling Green

QB-Alex Carder, Western Michigan
RB-Thomas Merriweather, Miami (Ohio)
RB-Alex Allen, Akron
WR-Cody Wilson, Central Michigan
WR-Juan Nunez, Western Michigan
TE-Danny Noble, Toledo
OL-Brandon Brooks, Miami (Ohio)
OL-John Palumbo, Temple
OL-Anthony Parker, Western Michigan
OL-Jeff Maddux, Central Michigan
OL-Peter Bittner, Buffalo
PK-John Potter, Western Michigan

DL-Paul Hazel, Western Michigan
DL-Robert Eddins, Ball State
DL-TJ Fitinuken, Toledo
DL-Chris Jones, Bowling Green
LB-Brian Wagner, Akron
LB-Mike Thomas, Akron
LB-Travis Freeman, Ball State
DB-Lewis Toler, Western Michigan
DB-Domonic Cook, Buffalo
DB-Brandon Stephens, Miami (Ohio)
DB-Sean Baker, Ball State
P-Ben Armer, Western Michigan

KR-Eric Williams, Ball State
PR-Travis Carrie, Ohio

Conference USA All-Bilo Team 2010

QB-Dominique Davis, East Carolina
RB-Zach Line, SMU
RB-Orleans Darkwa, Tulane
WR-Aldrick Robinson, SMU
WR-Dwayne Harris, East Carolina
TE-Cody Sparks, Tulane
OL-Chad Schofield, Marshall
OL-Isiah Thompson, Houston
OL-DJ Scott, East Carolina
OL-Rod Huntley, UTEP
OL-Dominik Riley, Memphis
PK-Danny Hrapmann, Southern Mississippi

DL-Vinny Curry, Marshall
DL-Darius Nall, UCF
DL-Frank Trotter, Memphis
DL-Elliott Henigan, UAB
LB-Sammy Brown, Houston
LB-Mario Harvey, Marshall
LB-Jamon Hughes, Memphis
DB-Dexter McCoil, Tulsa
DB-Marco Nelson, Tulsa
DB-Josh Robinson, UCF
DB-Phillip Davis, Tulane
P-Kyle Martens, Rice

KR-Marlon McClure, UTEP
PR-Damaris Johnson, Tulsa

QB-GJ Kinne, Tulsa
RB-Bryce Beall, Houston
RB-Ronnie Weaver, UCF
WR-Lance Lewis, East Carolina
WR-Patrick Edwards, Houston
TE-Lee Smith, Marshall
OL-Willie Smith, East Carolina
OL-Jah Reid, UCF
OL-Roy Watts, Houston
OL-Cameron Zipp, Southern Mississippi
OL-Scott Mitchell, Rice
PK-Michael Barbour, East Carolina

DL-Bruce Miller, UCF
DL-Justin Adams, Tulane
DL-Bryant Turner, UAB
DL-Cordarro Law, Southern Mississippi
LB-Shawn Jackson, Tulsa
LB-Ja'Gared Davis, SMU
LB-Taylor Reed, SMU
DB-Deron Wilson, Southern Mississippi
DB-Josh Robinson, UCF
DB-Charles Davis, Tulsa
DB-Travaun Nixon, UTEP
P-Ian Campbell, UTEP

KR-Tyron Carrier, Houston
PR-Josh Robinson, UCF

New Ventures

     Good afternoon to you all. Last week, I gave a glimpse of what was coming up on the site this week. I want to tell you that we have been working hard at finding some new ways to keep you entertained and informed, and we are building a monster program that will be much larger than anything that we have ever attempted before. Let me give you an explanation...
     I introduced you to a conceptual series that I had titled "Pop Quiz", where Keith Harding would formulate questions on college football hot topics several times per week, and I would give my answers. I would also answer any and all questions from you, the readers. We are still going forward with that series, however, the game has changed, and we have raised the bar.
     We are currently putting together a team of some of the smartest, sharpest, and knowledgeable minds in the independent blogosphere and beyond. You won't just get my answers and opinions, but you will get a collection of them in a way that is outside the box, and from a massive range of experts that you won't find anywhere else. We will be proud to announce a list of names from across America that we will be working together with on a wide range of projects, both on this site, and on many others in the coming days. We have put together a group specializing in many different aspects of the game, from every corner. We have put together a team of bloggers, newspaper writers, and freelancers, each with their own opinions and passions.
      I will ask all of you to join us in welcoming these contributers, and we will be posting links to their sites very soon. I would ask all of you to join us in supporting all of them, as they have been carefully selected to form the deepest pool of fresh talent, both established and new, that you will find without having a corporate leash around their necks. It'll be open, honest, and unpredictable.
Stay tuned for more information on this new venture. I promise that you'll enjoy it.